Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness
In recent years there has been a greater recognition of how cultural concepts, values, and beliefs influence the way mental symptoms are expressed, how individuals and their families respond to mental distresses and to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, and how mental health care is delivered community-wide.
This comprehensive, clinically oriented volume examines the expression and treatment of mental illness in the context of culture. Written by 35 international experts in the field, Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness covers the areas of the clinical encounter in which culture plays a prominent role, including psychiatric epidemiology, psychotherapy, culture-bound syndromes, and psychiatric assessment.
Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness provides a cultural framework in the psychiatric care of a variety of groups in the United States, including African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, women, elderly people, and gay men and lesbians. There is also a chapter dealing with the impact of AIDS among minorities. Eight glossaries of ethnic terms, including foreign language characters, are included.
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He also discovered that ministers were listed as the primary resource for
counseling of emotional problems. Relatives, friends, and the family doctor were
mentioned more frequently than mental health professionals, and more than half
of the ...
For the most part, someone is labeled homosexual if his or her sexual behavior
and emotional interest are directed toward the same sex. The affec- tional aspect
of homosexuality is sometimes not well appreciated, but it is this strong emotional
and bereavement reactions, and emotional strains from dramatic changes in life-
style. In addition, HIV can directly infect the central nervous system, causing
neuropsychological impairment and dementia and creating a tremendous burden
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